Independent Chef’s Pencil asked 250 chefs and foodies to share which place they thought was the most underrated foodie destination.
And they chose Cape Town as the Number One Most Underrated Foodie City In The World.
In their own words:
It is the premier South African city for food, catering for every taste and style – haute cuisine, street food to die for, eclectic pop-ups. There’s the crowded and bustling Waterfront for everything from quick to chic, the V & A Food Court for everything food and drink, and a whole city sprinkled with great food experiences to explore.
Being a port city and sitting on the Dutch East India’s Spice Route, its food has been flavored by spices and cuisines from around the world – the true Mother City of the Rainbow Nation.
Fine dining is vibrant and busy and needs booking in advance – especially the more popular spots like The Potluck Club, The Test Kitchen and La Colombe, these last two regularly making the world’s top restaurant list.
Located in the heart of the city and run by Chef Luke Dale-Roberts, The Test Kitchen is the city’s most highly respected restaurant. Opening in 2010, it kick-started an artistic boom, serving global dishes with South African twists.
La Colombe [BY FAR OUR FAVOURITE] sits on a hillside in Constantia overlooking a vineyard-covered landscape. Seasonal, locally produced ingredients feature here, which together with the service make it top rated.
With its fabulous climate, Cape Town dining often spills onto the sidewalks, meaning it has weathered the pandemic storm. A whole host of new restaurants opened this year, making this an underrated destination deserving of rediscovery.
Cool. And where are you? Hiding away from Covid? 🤔 Maybe you are dreaming about escaping and having fun?
We have compiled a free tourist insights to assist you in planning your next trip to our beautiful Cape Town.
Not only do we discuss fancy food, we share local eateries you should never miss but may not know about.